Friday, January 22, 2010

Bastard May Not Be a Nice Word

But Seth Freedman, who is circumcised I presume and probably had a Bar Mitzvah, - he does live in Jerusalem - has earned it (despite being attacked by the weird far-out antizionists) for this article of his, Israel's double standards over Haiti in the Guardian (where else?)

and this excerpt:

However, for all that Israel's sterling work overseas deserves to be praised, it highlights the lack of compassion shown by the country's leaders to those suffering on its own doorstep. Israel's insistence on doing next to nothing to alleviate the suffering in Gaza while rushing to Haiti's aid exposes just how far they are prepared to stray from the religious teachings to which they claim to adhere...Questions should be asked about why Israel – which has proved itself incredibly capable when it comes to responding to certain humanitarian crises – is so intransigent about assisting the Palestinians. If, as many claim, Israel's leaders believe it to be in their long-term interests to slowly strangle Gaza's economy and destroy its infrastructure as a means to topple Hamas, it is a reprehensible way to behave. It is a damning indictment of Israel that it is prepared only to come to the aid of those who fit certain political critieria [sic!], rather than that of every victim crying out for intervention.

"Have you murdered and also inherited?", the Bible reads.

We have to get fired upon by Hamas/Gaza and still feed them?


Anonymous said...

this is a message for yisrael medad and is not relevant to this thread
the yiddish word is 'fumfer' and NOT "fumfit". google it.

YMedad said...

let's make it relevant: since Yiddish is sort of a bastard language, I know that fumfit is what I use to hear and while not 100% correct, language is something used not read only

Suzanne Pomeranz said...

Back to the subject of the posting - and here's a rebuttal to the Guardian writer:

"Since the end of the IDF operation in Gaza (18 Jan 2009), 668,393 tons of aid and 100,645,680 liters of fuel have been delivered to the Gaza Strip.

Some 2009 statistics: Humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip has increased by close to 900 percent in 2009 compared to the previous year (Col. Moshe Levi, head of the IDF's Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration, Nov. 16, 2009).

Since the beginning of 2009, the IDF has allowed over 4,000 Palestinians from Gaza, together with 3,600 escorts, to enter Israel (or via Israel to the West Bank) for medical treatment.The IDF has also issued over 18,500 permits for Palestinians to leave Gaza and enter Israel or travel overseas (statistics as of November 16, 2009)."

So, yes, Winkie - they fire at us AND we feed them...